China Grove, NC Demographics


Population (year 2000): 3,616. Estimated population in July 2005: 3,714 (+2.7% change)
Males: 1,753 (48.5%), Females: 1,863 (51.5%)

Rowan County

Zip code: 28023

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $36,580 (year 2000)
Median house value: $83,600 (year 2000)

Races in China Grove:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.7%)
  • Hispanic (9.4%)
  • Black (7.0%)
  • Other race (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (17.4%), German (13.2%), Scotch-Irish (6.4%), Irish (6.3%), English (5.4%), Dutch (2.1%).

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in China Grove

  • High school or higher: 70.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in China Grove town

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

6.6% Foreign born (6.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +383 (+11.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near China Grove:

  • ROWAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; SALISBURY, NC)
  • NORTHEAST MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; CONCORD, NC)
  • PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to China Grove:

  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 36 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 47 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; ID: INT)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 57 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
Other public-use airports nearest to China Grove:

  • ROWAN COUNTY (about 7 miles; SALISBURY, NC; ID: RUQ)
  • CONCORD REGIONAL (about 16 miles; CONCORD, NC; ID: JQF)
  • BEAR CREEK (about 20 miles; MOUNT PLEASANT, NC; ID: N44)
Amtrak stations near China Grove:

  • 6 miles: KANNAPOLIS (306 N. MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 11 miles: SALISBURY (DEPOT & LIBERTY STS.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to China Grove:

  • ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; SALISBURY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,499)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 22 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 13,706)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 3,271)
  • WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,508)
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 5,944)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 45 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)

Schools

Public high school in China Grove:

  • SOUTH ROWAN HIGH (Students: 1,688; Location: 1655 PATTERSON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in China Grove:

  • CHINA GROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 784; Location: 514 S FRANKLIN ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CHINA GROVE MIDDLE (Students: 631; Location: 1013 N MAIN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ENOCHVILLE ELEMENTARY (Students: 563; Location: 925 N ENOCHVILLE AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BOSTIAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 422; Location: 4245 OLD BEATTY FORD RD; Grades: KG – 05)